Not long after crawling out from ‘neath the grave, Capcom’s Dead Rising 2 has been banned in the United Arab Emirates. In the absence of an official statement from the UAE National Media Council, Pluto Games (Capcom’s local distributor) has cited the game’s “violence, gambling and nudity” as the contributing factors.
The distributor is reportedly working to have the decision repealed but aren’t getting their hopes up. Dead Rising 2 now joins a not so exclusive club of titles never to see the light of day in the UAE including such AAA releases as Dragon Age: Origins, Red Dead Redemption and Mass Effect 2.
That said, just because a title is banned in the UAE doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not available in the emirates. If you know what we mean.